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triggering a few showers right now. a 30% chance you'll see light rain as you start the day tae. the forecast a mix of sun and clouds. breezy this afternoon, but the slight chance for a shower this morning. high temperature in the upper 80's. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast. first hello to sarah. see what's happening on the roads. >> good morning, everyone. kind of busy incident-wise. 100 at executive drive in howard county, an accident. eastbound direction delays. further south in anne arundel county. 261 and an accident. 11 minutes on the outer loop. about a nine minute ride from the harbor tunnel to 95. at harford road, checking out fine. a smooth ride at this hour on
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the west side as we view liberty road. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> howard county police are trying to determine if an apartment fire was intentionally set. this after a woman's body and a man who was seriously injured. the man was rescued. police belief he was seriously injured before the fire and nationwide the apartment they found the body of a woman who was also in the 30's. they believe the fire broke out after traumatic injuries and looking into whether this was a domestic issue. they were married and raising four children. neighbors say the two youngest children walked home from school to find their apartment building encountered.
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>> the children are so sweet and she was an exceptional mom to those kids and to know those kids' mom is gone now. it's heart-wrenching. >> the man is listed in stable condition right now. a joint team of howard county fire and police investigators are handling this case. >> authorities in baltimore are looking for 26-year-old william lee lucas who ran away as he was being led from a facility. he is serving a four-year sentence for robbery and drug charges. if you're aware of his whereabouts, call police. >> around 3:00 p.m. tuesday afternoon, according to police a 37-year-old man was walking down st. paul when he was approached by a group of teens who asked for change for a $5.
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when he said no, he was stabbed in the back. the victim is expected to survive. >> the loyola university community is mourning the loss of this man. evan girardi was found unresponsive in his apartment. he was suffering from a heart condition since childhood. he was 20 years old. >> a church has spoken anger across the globe as the -- for muslims, the quran is the word of god. it's concerned islamic residents of miami. it has 8,000 fans on facebook. >> that we must send a clear message to radical islam that we will not be controlled by
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the feafer. >> in our heart minds what the cuaron symbolizes and what we know it to be is something no fire can ever destroy, but the symbolic of it is hurtfull. >> they say it could increase danger to troops in afghanistan. they have denounced the burning as un-american. in this morning's economy report the campaign season has swung into high gear. president obama will make another pitch to voters concerned about the economy. 11 news kate amara joins us live with more on the story. >> good morning. >> good morning. so i know we've been talking about this all week. by today the president will unveil more details of his economic strategy, focusing on
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tax cuts today. giving some, and taking some away. >> president obama back on the road, pushing his plan to boost the economy, hoping to score political points in the process. >> in ohio today, he's set to announce a $200 billion tax cut for businesses allowing firms to write off 100% of spending on new equipment and painting republicans as the party of no. >> their slogan is no, we can't. nope. no. no. >> officials say president obama will also argue against extending the bush era tax cuts for the nation's richest families. the white house trying to change the narrative in the runup to the midterm elections. >> it's a great strategy but tuff to do because voters become cynical. republicans argue demonstrates
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need to stop spending. >> jobs are the number one issue in this campaign. >> both parties clearly using the economy to try to gain ground in november. live in washington, i'm kate amara. wbal-tv 11 news. >> kate any reason the president chose cleveland as a setting to lay out an economic plan? >> yes. several reasons. ohio is a battleground state and the home state of house republican leader john boehner, and cleveland specifically is the place where boehner two weeks ago gave a speech on the economy that was highly critical of the obama strategy. >> a strategic move by the president. all right. thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, do you think the president's plan can speed up an economic recovery? you can email your response to >> 74 degrees on tv hill at
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5:06. coming up, a plane is forced to land after a threatening message is found. >> plus, a sketch is released after suspects in an acid rain -- >> here's a live look at traffic. the beltway at liberty road. more when we come back.
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>> welcome back. your time is 90's after 5:00. could be another warm afternoon. but another cold front will be coming through this afternoon and we'll have a more autumn-setup tomorrow. the front comes through this morning. kicking up a few light rain showers frederick. those are moving east.
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there's a 30% chance you'll run into sprinkle activity. certainly not a big deal. take a look at your forecast. before lunchtime then the front will go through. breezy and a high of 88. we come back in a few minutes. we'll check your seven-day forecast. >> covering the nation this morning, arizona investigators are a step closer to finding out who threw as crit in a woman's face. an hispanic woman between 30-40 years of age. she approached the woman and tossed the acid in her face. she told police she didn't recognize the woman, but the investigators believe the woman knows her. >> in california a plane had to land after a threatening message was called in one of the bathrooms.
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it was from bank cock thailand. all the passengers were taken off and rescreened. officials have not revealed what the message said. meanwhile, protesters in los angeles clashed with police after the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man. bottles and eggs were thrown at the police. several witnesses say the man appeared to be lunging toward a pregnant woman when he was shot. investigators promised a full investigation. so far no injuries or arrests after last night's scuffles. >> a wildfire still rooring out of control. it's score whiched now 7,000 acheers and caused more than 3500 evacuations. so far no injuries reported. reports a car crashing into a propane tank may have sparked that fire.
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>> 74 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the day's business news. >> and what home owners are doing nowadays to upgrade their holes. details in the "consumer alert." >> we'll update you on the
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navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. >> so what's going on out there? >> hi. >> hi. ? it's not bad out there. a couple of early morning accidents. nology major in terms of the impact. right now volumes still on the
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light side. south in anne arundel county, 261 at california avenue an accident. speed sense sors for you. 52 miles an hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. southbound on the j.f.k. and on the harrisburg expressway. good. no one should get down toward security, 56. in great shape. let's get a live look at traffic. at harford road, moving well in both loops. west side at liberty. volume building a bit but no delays. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. now the buses and the trains vanetta brooks of the mta. >> so far, so good this morning. a few bus did versions the 44 line at belvidere and al media
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delayed. the 10 and 30 line diverted as pratt. light rail in the metro off running problem-free from end-to-end. for the mta transit team, i'm vanetta brooks. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. let's start with a look at the record books again. a record-setting year. record amount of snow why not set another record during the summer months? yesterday we hit 91 degrees for a total of 55 days this summer with temperatures at or above breaking 54 days, the average is 29. weapon in the teens as far as 90-degree days. so quite an impressive feat in our year of extreme degrees.
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cool they are in southern pennsylvania. we have a front that will be coming through this morning that will change the weather back to a more autumn-like setup. that front is triggering light showers in the mountains, moving east. so a 30% chance you'll run into a little bit of rain during work or school this morning. not a big deal or enough to slow traffic. but after the front goes through, the cool air on the other side of the mountains. it will be delayed coming in. today we're still going to be in the upper 80's. after that high pressure will take control and things should -- dsn't look like this front has enough to kick up a lot of shower activity. breezy this afternoon. highs in the upper 80's. overnight tonight, temperatures dropping into the 50's by early tomorrow morning. sunset this evening at 7:26.
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during the day tomorrow the sun will be off the coast. winds out of the north. during the day. on thursday. usually a cooling wind for us. not cool. it will be mild with temperatures in the upper 70's. but overnight the temperatures will drop into the 50's. so there will be a little chill in the morning. 78 on thursday. 77 on friday. lots of shine. looks like a nice start to the weekend on saturday. we'll make it up to 80 degrees. the remnants of her mine. a -- hermine, a high near 82. >> in this morning's "consumer alert." rather than buying new hose, many americans are fixing up what they already have. that's why home improvement shows are more popular than ever. kim fisher has more. >> bob hope is setting up his
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booth at the home improvement show. he is both a remodeler and home builder. >> by far we do more remodeling than construction. >> according to major home improvement centers, lowe's and home depot. sales are up 1% this year over last year showing people are choosing to renovate. >> a new home construction continues to be flat. >> naomi is the president of home improvement show and says she's increased traffic. the people walking these iisles are looking for a way of upgrading their home without breaking the bank. >> we tend to redesign, improve, up daytime what we have to fit our current style. >> that's because home owners would rather improve on a good thing than take a gamble. >> with the economy the way it is, people are still choosing to put their money boo remodeling.
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>> that was kim fisher reporting. >> if you're wondering how much to tip during this economic downturn, here's suggestions from main tips still frg 15-20% for meals and a dollar per la tae, hairstylists, 20%. baby and set sitters, 157. sky caps $1 or $2 per bag and delivery people 15% but not less than $2. and moving away from stocks as an investment. the employment rate was at 40% for full-time jobs. firms have taken notice and changing the number of stocks offered in portfolio. younger people are holding on to cash. >> job cuts may be on the way
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for two huge baltimore companies. jane king joins us live in the bloomberg business report. >> hi. good morning. looks like we're going to open on wall street lower this morning. stocks have been dropping overseas and worries about european banks. how secure are they? now according to a report. the influential analyst expects financial firms around the world to flash up to -- to slash up to 08,000 jobs. predicts the layoffs will begin after compensation payouts. so keep an eye on t. rowe price. stocks lower across the board because yes, again yesterday the worries about europe's debt crisis and if you think generic store brand foods are as good as the name brands. you're not alone. consumer reports say you're
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right and in some cases the store brands are better. national brands -- only won seven times and food lion's lots of noodles soup beat out campbell's soup. it could cut your grocery, if you spend $100 you'll save $1,500 a year. at york university this shows facebook is most popular with narcissists who like to monitor how many friends they have and hit with people with low self-esteem because the site makes it easy to meet others and self promotion. and women who like to show off their main photo and men like to showoff with updates. >> stan, back to you. >> thank you, very much. interesting report. >> well, experts have a new commission in switzerland
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setting minimum noise standards to avoid a safety risk. many people can't hear hybrid electric cars. others who have site problems depend on the noise to tell them where the car is. japan is the only one to come up with voluntary noise demines. each car maker so far is allowed to decide what type of sunday to car will make. >> coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> the orioles have a shot this afternoon in new york to pull something off that we have not seen from them in nearly 25 years. >> don't forgo to email us your answer to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the president's plan can speed up economic recovery in america? email your response to
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>> o's wrap up their final series in new york today. they have a chance to make history which orioles have not sweapt three-game series at yankee stadium the old or new one in nearly a quarter of a century, but a 6-2 win last night puts the birds in position to do that. c.c. sabathia struggling early. first inning, tie wigen son loops a single. matthew looking for his to the win of the season. he'll have to look elsewhere. adam jones through the left side of the infield. felix throws from left field, not in time. mar kay cuss safe. birds in front 3-0. nolan rhymal taking full advantage of a struggling sabathia. left field and gone.
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a two-run home run in the third. 5-1 at that point. the birds win it 6-2. they'll wrap up the series this afternoon against the yankees. if the birds can win this afternoon, they'll have their first three-game series sweep in new york against the yankees since 1986. i'm gerry sandusky. hope your day's off to a fantastic start. >> time is 5:27. 74 degrees on tv hill. >> things are quiet. a front will come through with maybe a couple of showers today. it will cool off in the next few days. your seven-day forecast in coming up. >> tracking two problem spots. >> tracking two problem spots. we'll let you know if we have my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout,
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and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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>> good morning, everybody welcome back to 11 news today,


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